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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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All Alumni of PIR 10/07/2011 TG 47 (Divisions 329-340 & 947) Pages (25)

Photos of PIR from the RTC's Facebook Page

Go to the RTC's Facebook page at the following link to see photos from PIR. Recruit Graduation, October 7, 2011 Here are a couple of additional photos that a mom posted on fB: Divisio… View »

Recruit Petty Officer Positions

The following is provided by lemonelephant, the mom of a Sailor.   The standard Recruit Petty Officer Positions are: Recruit Chief Petty Officer (RCPO): The RCPO is the primary recruit assistant… View »

Captain's Cup

The following is provided by lemonelephant, the mom of a Sailor. The Captain's Cup is a friendly a competition between the Divisions and occurs during the morning of the Saturday before PIR--so it wi… View »

Things to Do in GL when you have a SAILOR! 1 Comment

When we are all in Great Lakes some of our SR’s, uh, SAILORS J may want to just lay around and watch TV, while others may be more active, so I thought I would put a short list of possibilities togeth… View »

Eight-Week Bootcamp Training Schedule - What is YOUR SR doing right now?

For PIR 10/07/2011 TG 47 (Divisions 329-340 & 947)  -   First - a little bit about counting the days in BC.... August 22 was Week 1, Day 1 for our SR’s from what I hear – not verified,… View »

Division T-Shirts and Graduation Care Packages

If you are interested in ordering a Division T-Shirt or a Graduation Care Package, go to the RTC Graduation link of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation web site. Mail Order Form for T-Shirt Recruit Ca… View »

Honor Graduates and Award Winners 1 Comment

The Honor Graduates and Award Winners are posted on the RTC website and are as follows: Honor Recruits and Award Winners Recruit Review Graduation October 07, 2011 Divisions 329-340 and 947 Each hono… View »

Printing the Parking Pass/Gate Pass and GPS Address for the RTC

The following is provided by lemonelephant. the mom of a Sailor.   To print the Parking Pass/Gate Pass, go to within 11 days of PIR. You will nee… View »

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn

The following is information posted by fireteamleaderwife, a seasoned member of N4M who provides a lot of good information to members and PIR groups. Here is some info on Flags and pennants. These po… View »

Ratings, A School Locations, and Links to Groups

Go to the Discussion, Ratings, A School Locations, and Links to Groups, to find the locations for the A Schools and groups that are associated with them. View »


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